30th June 2016 – 02 July 2016
A TWO DAYS SCHOOL FOR JOURNALISTS WHO WANT TO LEARN HOW TO TELL STORIES WITH DATA AND DESIGN
UNIBZ IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS FIRST-EVER SUMMER VISUAL JOURNALISM SCHOOL, TWO INTENSE DAYS ON VISUAL JOURNALISM: 4 INTERNATIONAL DATA JOURNALISTS PUBLIC KEYNOTES PLUS 16 HOURS WORKSHOP ON DATA, DESIGN AND STORIES. QUESTIONS? WRITE US!
1st -2nd JULY 2016
FOUR PUBLIC DATA JOURNALISM TALKS
Following the idea of the research group on visual journalism of the Faculty of Design and arts around Kris Krois and Matteo Moretti, unibz invited 3 European prominent experts on data-driven journalism and storytelling to Bolzano.
The public talks intend to offer to local German and Italian speaking press and media an opportunity for training on new trends and perspectives in the journalism world.
The 2 days conference is open to a wide public of journalists, students and others. unibz started the procedure for the recognition of credits according to the vocational training of the Italian Journalists Association (Ordine dei Giornalisti).
1st -2nd JULY 2016
STORYTELLING WITH DATA WORKSHOP
The workshop will center on storytelling with data, guiding coders, designers and journalists to start thinking like a data journalist. Mirko Lorenz, co-founder of Datawrapper, one of the most diffused and useful data journalism tool, will lead the workshop on “Storytelling with Data: Do you ask the right questions to succeed?”.
In the workshop a structured way will be introduced to answer the key 5 W-questions (What? Who? Where? When? Why?) by using them and then structured steps towards visualizing data.
KRIS KROIS, MATTEO MORETTI, GIANLUCA SETA, LISA BORGENHEIMER
Visualjournalism.unibz.it, Free University of Bozen Bolzano, IT
Visual Journalism is a research platform on the didactics of visual journalism at unibz, founded by Kris Krois and Matteo Moretti (who won the Data Journalism Award 2015) in collaboration with Gianluca Seta and Lisa Borgenheimer. The platform was launched with the intent of exploring the various possibilities at the cross-way between the world of design (visual storytelling) and the world of journalism (data journalism). Telling complex stories in a captive way, giving it also a good starting point for a personal exploration with an eye on the public debate, are some of the strong points that will arise from within. Working with the students and external partners the team researches and develops innovative methods for the fruition of online information.
ANDREA NELSON MAURO
Professional journalist and co-founder of Dataninja.it and DatamediaHub.it, Mauro won in 2014 the Data Journalism Awards with the project "Mediterranean Sea, grave of migrants" (www.themigrantsfiles.com) and in 2015 the European Press Prize with the investigation #MigrantsFiles. He was a reporter for more than ten years in local newspapers of Sicily and Emilia-Romagna. He has collaborated with some prominent Italian publishing groups (Sole 24 Ore, Corriere della Sera) and held data-journalism courses for journalists.
Alphoenix.net, Liberation, FR
Alexandre Léchenet is a journalist focusing on data-driven journalism and computer assisted reporting at Libération, the prominent French newspaper. He is the head of the editorial team “Six Plus”, the data and new formats journalism of Libération. He published reportages and investigations also collaborating with Wikileaks. Before, he was working until 2015 at Le Monde, where he worked on the Swissleaks investigation on HSBC.
Mirko Lorenz is a journalist, information architect and trainer for data-driven journalism. In 2005 Mirko started the application "Datawrapper", enabling editors to create basic charts in very short time. Datawrapper is by now in use around the world in many leading newsrooms. Since 2013 Mirko is the CEO of Journalism++ Cologne, which is part of a network of independent data-journalism teams in Europe and South America.
Some hotels in the city support the events offering a discounted price for the summer school nights (31.06 01.07). In case you want to book in one of the otels listed below, please use the discount code VJSS2016 to get a reduced price.
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STORYTELLING WITH DATA: DO YOU ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO SUCCEED?
Workshop Leader: MIRKO LORENZ language: English
If you are non-coder, what can you contribute to data-driven journalism? Ideally every journalist would be able to do statistical analysis, code in D3.js and be a designer, able to add subtle, but meaningful visual cues to outstanding investigations. Clearly this is asking a lot, maybe too much.
The workshop will center on storytelling with data, guiding coders, designers and of course journalists to start to think like a data journalist. Data is merely used to take "pictures" of reality, meaningful, structured, reduced to basic forms and still insightful and revealing at best. What many purely number-driven projects lack though is that there is no clear protagonist and that the project lacks "proximity" (a rough, undefined term to describe how "close" a topic is to a reader/user). E.g. In "The Dark Side of the Italian Tomato" the vegetable served as surprisingly well suited "protagonist" to tell a story of international trade, it's shifts and downsides for humans.
In the workshop we will introduce a structured way to ask the key W-questions (What? How much? Where? When? How? Why?) by using questions and then structured steps toward visualizing data. Furthermore we will discuss techniques to scribble initial ideas, then form and extend those by doing research in data sources, learning to clean data, checking the validity of the data as well as choosing the best visual form. Sometimes the goal of insightful overview can be achieved by just digging into a topic, sometimes we need the help of higher level software, tools and design resources.
The suggestion for this workshop is to work with European/international migrants data to achieve this goal. Participants who would have other topics in mind are welcome to introduce and discuss their cases in the workshop.